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Steve Watson to hold mental health talk later this month

By Dan Simmonite | 4th November 2021

In support of Movember, club partners, Partners& is teaming up with York City Football Club to host ‘Real Talk’, a networking event to promote awareness of men’s mental and physical wellbeing.

The event is being held at the brand new LNER Community Stadium on Thursday 18th November (6:00pm-8:30pm) with York City manager Steve Watson attending as the headline speaker. There will also be an opportunity to tour the stadium as part of the event.

This ticketed event is free, but guests are asked to make a minimum £10 per person donation to Movember.

To book your tickets please click here.

Watson will be discussing his own experiences of mental health, life in the public eye and supporting his team’s wellbeing. Other speakers will include Jason Jones, In Business Ninjas and The Brotherhood, Grant Phillips, GPC Group Ltd and Aaron Devitt, Partners&.

With suicide being the biggest killer of men under 35 and with an average of 191,000 men a year reporting stress, depression and anxiety caused, or made worse by work, the aim of the event is deliberately designed to debunk the taboo of talking about men’s mental health, particularly amongst York’s male working community.

Tom Kendall, Client Partner at Partners&, said: “The pandemic has left us in no doubt that no one is immune from mental health issues; Movember’s Men’s Health Month has given us a great opportunity to bring together York’s business community in a much-needed face to face networking event at York City Football Club.

“It will give guests a chance to listen to some great speakers, hear about experiences on the pitch and in the boardroom, talk openly about their own mental health, be amongst likeminded people and raise money for Movember.

“In 2020, the UK lost 3,686 men to suicide, 10 men every day.  Movember is determined to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% and we are 100% behind them in that effort. It’s okay to not be okay and particularly in business circles we want to challenge the status quo in this regard.”

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